As our computer technology evolves, working with a computer forensics expert becomes essential. It can be a daunting task to work through the thousands or millions of documents stored on a computer while avoiding corrupting, destroying, or changing vital information. This task becomes particularly sensitive when the data has been encrypted, password-protected, hidden or deleted.
Envista's computer forensics experts assist legal professionals and business owners on the most complex and sensitive investigative or litigation matters involving electronic evidence or data preservation. Using the most technologically advanced software, tools, and expertise, our experts secure the data, which is often the most critical step. Then, they collect, preserve, and analyze the Electronically Stored Information (ESI) to uncover the root cause of digital incidents.
Types of Computer Forensics Cases
Computer forensics includes examining computers, computer servers, and external storage devices such as portable hard drives and thumb drives to help detect or prevent crime and settle disputes where evidence is stored digitally. Our experts look for all types of evidence, including internet activity, emails, messaging, photos and videos, and much more. Essentially anything you can do on a computer can be secured, preserved, recovered, and analyzed.
While cell phones have surpassed computers as the primary form of evidence in criminal cases, in civil litigation, computers still reign supreme due to the type of issues and needs that still exist in the corporate world, such as:
- Employee wrongdoing or misconduct
- IP theft
- Medical malpractice
- Banking fraud
- Financial tampering
- Hacking or other computer crimes